These weights aren't gonna lift themselves.
Tougher Mudder Northeast ⛰ 5th Place
————————————————————————————My first Tough Mudder event, and many more to come! Had so much fun on the brutal @gunstockmtn
course. Ran my first clean OCR race and first top 5 performance. There was PLENTY of UP and PLENTY of DOWN. Obstacles were the best part hands down.
Destroy what destroys you.
Lately I've been more into stretching, mobility and cardio/conditioning and less about 6 days of weightlifting.
After the @functionalmvmt
certification at @skillofstrength
I've discovered alot of weakness in myself. Time to work on those weaknesses and make them strengths.
Just the usual Saturday morning bench party🙃
Hope y’all have a kickass weekend!☀️
KETTLEBELL SWINGS. Just doing basic swings here. Have to get the basics right. From watching Never Back Down as a kid, kettlebells fascinated me with its versatility. I am slowly working on being comfortable with it. Just a white belt with a kettlebell.
People like @primal.swoledier
and others are so effortless in moving them around and that motivates me to work towards that comfort level. I feel it makes all your body systems work together in a sync which improves overall balance, strength, power and stability.
▪️Jack of all trades, master at none▪️
I like it all, okayyy😬 I also like softball ⚾️and water polo🤽🏼♀️ (I can’t believe there’s an emoji for it!) .
I know a lot of people/athletes shit on each other’s sports; but hey at least we’re being active, right?🤷🏻♀️ There are so many benefits when it comes to exercise, whether it’s lifting🏋🏻♀️, doing a 5k🏃🏽♀️, or some kick boxing🥊 Aside from the physical benefits, exercise is good for the mind and soul. It improves your sleep😴, boost your mood and self-confidence💃🏻, it can even help slow progression of brain disorders like Alzheimer’s. .
I’m sure most of you that follow me are already into fitness so perhaps this doesn’t apply to you. Maybe you have that one friend or relative though, that needs a little motivation to walk into the gym. Be that motivation 👊🏽 😉
Shorts are @fleoshorts
collab in #Goldilocks
from many moons ago. No, they aren’t available on any site, and no, I’m not selling mine. They’re one of my forever favorites. 🏵
My sweet Audi stares on disapprovingly as I drink bourbon from a pint glass...
Smoke: CAO Cameroon - This was my first experience with CAO and I'm a fan! The flavor was mild and smooth, it had a great draw through the v-cut, and burned nicely & consistently, even with some wind.
Pour: Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve - This was hand-picked for TW&M Columbia and, according to the cask, aged 10y 3mo (2nd image shows bottle). At first nose it was all leaf tobacco and very hot on the palate - pretty oaky - but subsequent nosings detected aromas of cherry and something that reminds me of salt water taffy. Also getting a little citrus on the palate, but still very hot with a lingering, burning finish.
18 year old emo me would have killed for hair like that now!
Last time I ran 6 miles was 10 months ago...before today. That was the first time in a year. Anyway, I am over a min / mile pace faster. Not going to lie, I don't train hard for running. But, it does show how valuable eating properly is to your performance. #hybridathlete #eatright #halfmarathontraining
Do I need that? Will it help me? What does it do?
Just a few of the questions I get when someone sees me using @1stphorm
intraformance in my gym
Yes? No? Maybe?
There’s no cookie cutter answer as I don’t use it daily, but there’s certain times I will 100% use it, so I wanted to share a few
1st Intraformance is an “Intra” workout supplement, if you look at the website it says “unique blend of amino acids, carbohydrates and electrolytes to provide you with all the necessary nutrients your body is typically lacking prior to intense endurance training. With the right fuels in your system you can ensure optimal endurance for any athletic activity”. But what does that mean?
Amino Acids- used to help protect the muscle from breaking down & being cannibalized
Carbs- simply put, our muscles power supply (a fed muscle, is a strong muscle)
Electrolytes- hydrate & protect the muscle, performs better, also helps protect the muscle from injury
When to use?
Endurance training! But not just long distance biking, running, swimming but anytime you plan on a longer, more intense workout.
. For example, today, I did a full shoulder routine, a full arm routine & 30minutes on the stair master. Now if your training correctly (intense enough!) your body is going to be depleted LONG before you get to the stairs!
I find when I train in the early mornings, combined with longer workouts, without intraformance, I basically fall on my face mid training! Why? Because my energy storage was already running low, without enough time to eat before training my body just doesn’t have the necessary “built in” energy that is needed for higher intensity. That’s what’s so beneficial of infraformance as it’s unique blend of carbs give you not just sustainable but an immediate impact.
If you think intraformance can help take your workouts to the next level, hit me up so we can make sure it’s right for you!
Also, feel free to swipe right to see my stats from this mornings workout and why #intraformance
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Both coach and athlete attribute constant, open communication and accountability as being key to success here.
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DUMBELL SUMO SQUAT.
Really gives a good eccentric contraction or stretch on the flutes and hamstring. And a good concentric contraction at the top of the movement on the quads and the glutes. An all rounder.
Using a 50kg dumbell here for my fourth set after which I did a a drop set with 15kg. Max burn.
1. Keep the toes pointed at 45 degrees.
2. Knee should be in line with the feet.
3. Keep your feet wide enough so that the knee joint is at about 90 degrees at the bottom part of the movement.
4. Keep the back straight and chest out.
The Sky Is The Limit 🌤
Your results are happening. You may not notice them, but I’m here to tell you that they are indeed happening. Small, incremental progressions. Continue to visualize and adjust.
Please, let me tell you today that YOU are worth it. 😉 #CRUsh
Friday Hand Stand Practice Eat Shit. This is the most brutal exercise still to this day from the day I was born because my extended range of motion in my arms past Hitler Height, is the weakest part of my body lol! I lost 2 strongman competitions which bumped me from 1st to 3rd place because overhead whatever is a nightmare to train or compete lol! Anyways, my Coach who I am Inspired by believes I can do this so I’m gonna keep doing this no matter how many times I eat shit eat shit EAAAT SHITTT to at least hold my 6’5 225 frame up to stabilize shoulders. Stay tuned for more eating shit 💪🏾 and Thank You Coach 🙏🏾
A little lat row variation for ya on this #flexfriday
Grab a 25lb plate or higher, grab the wide grip lat bar and attach it to the cable machine, and row away.
Towards the end of the movement I was starting to feel it more in my bicep - thus the index finger and thumb release to refocus it on the lat.
Give this a try on your next back day.
Shoot for either a drop-set or a superset with this movement. Also playing with the grip placement will vary it from similar to a lat pulldown or a lat row.
Remember, just because it's Friday - doesn't mean you have the right to start slacking and going ham on being un-disciplined.
Keep your "why" in mind and keep moving forward on with your goals.
World's Strongest SharePoint Admin (that's probably a safe statement...)! I don't typically #flexfriday
(I don't even flex at all), but I'm stoked to be heading back to Orlando this weekend for M$ Ignite (I'm not just a pretty face...)! Is anyone else going? Where my geeks at?
Such a gymnast start🤸🏻♀️ Fun fact, I did gymnastics for a few years but definitely preferred dancing and being thrown in the air so I stuck with cheerleading to fulfill my gymnastics needs. 👯♀️
Anyway...I reallllly dislike power snatches, but a 3rm was programmed for today. Dude. I hit 135 for a triple which WAS my 1rm. Felt and looked pretty easy. Slid on some 2.5s. 140, pr single...pr double✌🏽 yeye!!! I love off season because I can eat more and get stronger!! 💪🏽 #getdownwiththethickness
slay my life
Tank by @vullsport
Programming by @alexuslar
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when you only ride for 30 min but somehow create the same amount of sweat as your last 90 min ride 😅💦 getting ready for night 1/4 in the ER - then off to Hawaii #VacationMode
Working on building my upper body strength back up. I’ve been running a lot lately and taking it easy on lifting. I think it’s important to always keep changing it up, keep your body on its toes so to speak. 3 sets of 8 with 35lb dumbbells. Shoulders have always been a strong muscle group for me, but I could tell these were much harder than they used to be 😬 #hybridathlete #weights #musclebuilding #personaltrainer #gettingstronger #homegym